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The Art of Bond: From Storyboard to Screen--the Creative Process Behind the James Bond Phenomenon
Published to coincide with the fall 2006 release of the newest Bond film, Casino Royale, and profusely illustrated with exclusive images from the Eon Archive, this book is a visual tribute to an incomparable cinematic icon.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published October 10th 2006 by Harry N. Abrams
(first published January 1st 2006)
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This book (as some other reviews have pointed out) is a little deceiving. The book consists of a whole collection of entries across the Bond films up to 2006. It can be on-set photos, publicity shot and even concept work and film set photographs. It would be a gross injustice to call this a scrap book but in places it does. What does not help is that a lot of the images are not clearly referred to, the dialogue on the page is not clearly directed towards a particular photograph and in some cases ...more
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In my opinion, the book title is deceiving. This is not an art book.
This book is about the history on the making of James Bond movies, up until Casino Royale. That's all 21 films if you're counting.
Included are lots of on-set photographs, some concept artwork consisting mainly of storyboards. There are also interviews with key talents like Michael G.Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, Ken Adam, John Barry and Martin Campbell.
In essence, this book is about the history of J ...more
I received this book as a Christmas present. I'm a big Bond fan, collect all the movies and books, as well as ancillary books like this one. This was not the most informative book available, in fact I learned little new from reading it. It consists of short snippets of comments from people who worked on Bond films (producers, directors, etc.) as well as industry bigwigs (Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, etc.). Some of these comments are interesting, some are self-serving, some are totally irrele ...more
A definitive collection of photos from all the Bond movies (up to Casino Royale, that is) and nicely put together. Rather than being a narrative on the art of making Bond movies, we get quotes from the people that actually worked on them. From directors to set designers to editors, they share their experiences on creating the most successful film franchise of all time. Just one disappointing feature is that none of the quotes come from the actors themselves. It would've been fun to hear from the ...more